Developing nursing guidelines for the PTCA patient

Mary Frances Tracy, Elizabeth Newhouse Hadlich, Connie Fiebiger, Barbara Ruffing, Linda Cassidy

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Developing guidelines for the care of complicated patients is not an easy task. This article describes how a group of critical care nurses produced guidelines for the nursing care of patients undergoing percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Guidelines are important in guiding nursing actions without the legal restrictions implicit in using standards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-113
Number of pages6
JournalDimensions of Critical Care Nursing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1992


  • Guidelines
  • PTCA
  • Quality assurance
  • Standards


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